Plaistow - Part-time Dispatcher

Job Overview

Department Plaistow Police Department
Job TitlePart-time Dispatcher
Salary19.32 hour
Deadline Aug 31, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Plaistow, NH
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Job Announcement




The Plaistow Police Department is seeking experienced applicants for a part-time Public Safety Dispatcher. This frontline position provides a valuable service to the public as the first contact for those in need of police, fire, or emergency medical service. The Communications Center is the heart of the police and fire department. Dispatchers play a critical role in linking callers to emergency and non-emergency situations to the appropriate resource in a calm manner. Dispatchers monitor all phones, radios, security cameras and walk ins to the lobby.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Capable of maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Aptitude to work under stress and remain calm
  • Excellent verbal, written, and data entry skills
  • Skilled at maintaining professional working relationships with other agencies
  • Able to maintain focus
  • Available to work weekends, days, evenings, midnights, and holiday shifts


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as an emergency dispatcher
  • Prior experience in the criminal justice field
  • Call-taking experience



  • High School Diploma or equivalent (Associates Degree preferred)
  • NCIC/ SPOTs/CJIS certificate or ability to acquire one
  • Certificates in APCO and/ or NENA (strongly preferred)


Other Requirements:

  • No criminal record
  • Valid driver’s license
  • U.S. citizen


Applicants are required to complete a professional interview and medical exam which will include a drug screening, as well as an extensive background investigation and a criminal records check.


Current hourly salary (steps 1 – 5):  $ 19.32 – $ 22.40

Eligible candidates able to join the Plaistow Police Collective Bargaining Agreement with Teamsters Local 633. Salary step increases.



We want to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, we will be contacting only candidates selected for interviews.


The Town of Plaistow Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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